From: Harry Bloomfield on
Conor presented the following explanation :
> Light travels in a straight line. On a bendy road, what use is high beam
> to the person following the truck?

It might perhaps illuminate the bends don't you think?

Or if you come to a straight, it would illuminate the straight.

Harry (M1BYT) (L)

From: Clive George on
"Conor" <conor(a)> wrote in message
> In article <MPG.25772afcb6d5bfec9899aa(a)>,
> Conor says...
> <snip>
> I noticed that Clive George has been surprisingly quiet despite
> answering posts I posted later than this one...

Yes, because it was bollocks which I'd already answered, and I couldn't be
arsed to argue it with you. But since you ask...

I already told you the high beam isn't an indication it's safe to overtake,
and others agreed. You still seem to believe it is. There's not much more I
can do about that - you're wrong, and experience shows you're incapable of
admitting it.

The idea is that the full beam of the vehicle in front of you shows you the
nice straight bit of road, _and_ where it might not be straight too, as per
your examples. It's not "There's nothing coming the other way", but "There's
the road".

I'm not going to trust some lorry driver to tell me it's safe to overtake by
putting full beam on, but I will use the extra vision it affords to help me
to make my own decision.

From: Harry Bloomfield on
Conor wrote :
> Looks deceptively straight, but in reality isn't, and is a uphill climb
> but it has a long convex curve as you head south west and reach the end
> of the woods.

I know the road, but what is a 'convex curve'. All curves are either
convex or concave, the difference being whether you are inside the
curve or outside.

> IN BROAD DAYLIGHT someone heading SW (not a local as none of us are that
> stupid to overtake there) thought it was clear to overtake and it
> resulted in several people being killed. Someone using high beam heading
> SW wouldn't turn it off until someone heading NE came over the crest but
> for anyone behind the lorry heading SW, it would look clear to overtake.

That makes no sense, to me despite knowing that road reasonably well.

Harry (M1BYT) (L)

From: Harry Bloomfield on
boltar2003(a) formulated on Wednesday :
> Of course it might help if roads in this country were actually built in a
> straight line instead of following every sodding little medieval ditch and
> field boundary they can find. The number of country roads I've driven on
> that wind and twist their way through otherwise empty farmland I've lost
> count
> of.

Bring back the Romans :-)

Harry (M1BYT) (L)

From: Harry Bloomfield on
crn(a) explained :
> If you find a decent stretch of straight road it is either roman or
> modern.

...and if the road climbs to the top of a hill and there is what seems
to be an unnecessary bend there, then it is Roman.

Harry (M1BYT) (L)